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more severe penalties for the lum lords in our city. >> thank you. >> my name is brian brown. i went through two episodes with bed bugs. it's horrendous. i didn't know what it was. people like flight attendants, hotel owners reported it was widespread in san francisco. one friend who owns a hotel says he pays his maids a bonus if they can locate it. his flight attendants won't fly
to san francisco anymore. keep up the good work on these bed bugs. they are a really serious threat to the entire city. thank you. >> thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] supervisor david campos? >> thank you very much, madame chair. and i want to thank all of the members of public who have come out to speak on this item. i also want to note that we have in the audience former supervisor tony hall and it's good to welcome a former member of this body here. i will keep my comments very brief, because i think that everything that has been said, that needs to be said about this matter has been said by the tenants themselves. and i especially wanted to thank the tenants and the residents of not just sro hotels, but different units in the city that have come forward to shed light on this issue.
i also want to thank supervisor kim and her staff, who have been dealing with this issue from the moment that she got elected. and i think that this legislation is in many respects, you know, not the culmination, but it adds to the body of work that already has been done and we need to continue to monitor this. so i'm very proud to be a co-sponsor. i think it's one of those pieces of legislation that is truly a no-brainer and my hope is that it will go forward to the full board where in my hope there will be a unanimous vote to pass this legislation. and it's a long time coming and i also think that we need to make sure that we continue to monitor it closely. so i also want to say as the district 9 supervisor that i'm very grateful to the work of the people from my district, who
have been fighting to eradicate bed bugs for a long time. and i like the slogan that was chanted out that, "bed bugs suck." [ laughter ] and i think that sedsays it all. thank you. >> thank you, supervisor campos. supervisor farrell. >> [ applause ] . >> i too want to compliment the creative director on the stickers. thank you, to all coming out. and i'm very happy to support this. >> thank you, supervisor farrell. >> again, i just wanted to thank everybody, as everyone has already said. while our office was really happy to carry this through to
implementation and bring it to the full board this legislation really came through the input of residents and advocates. you had worked on this issue for years before i had even come into the office and i'm happy to bring this forward to the full board. i think they are some really good fixes within our public health code that will provide us more information and the data that we need to effectively utilize the resources that we do have to combat bed bug infestation in the city. not just by complaints, but by pest control operator abatement will help us understand the scope of this throughout the city of san francisco. i did have a number of amendments, which i had articulated prior to public comment and i was hope we could take a motion to amend. >> so moved. >> and we can do that again without opposition. i also just wanted to thank in particular our bed bug working group that has been meeting for the past two years and in
particular thank danette lambburg. josh vining, tina chung, ben ing, seth kathman, brad bishop and joyce lam and this is collection not just of organizers and tenants burb , but our pest control operators. i want to thank the department of public health barbara, karen kahn and doctor batti and to the department of building inspection. we'll continue to work on this. this is the just the first of many steps, but i think the uniform regulations from public health department. >> move forward with
recommendation. >> we have a motion to move forward with recommendation and we can do that without opposition. [ gavel ] thank you everyone for being here. [ applause ] madame clerk can you please call i. no. 2. i. no. 2 consideration of appointments to the balboa park station community advisory committee. >> thank you, we still do have further items so if could take your conversations outside of this hearing room. this is a continuation from our last rules committee meeting. unfortunately we had left off some of the applicants that had actually applied for the seats here. so a number of the applicants did already present at our last rules committee. we will not be asking to hear from you again. so i'm going to call your name in the order that is it listed in the agenda
and calling first individuals that have not already spoken before rules committee. and so that first person is alexander mullaney. we did hear from daniel weaver. if you are here for another item if you don't mind taking the conversations outside so we can hear our presenter. if we can end all the conversation in the room. thank you. so the format is the same. as we had last week to briefly talk about your experience and your interest in serving cac. >> i'm daniel mullaney the [p-urbl/] of the newspaper and operated it for four years. i have lived in you ar at for eight years, but my family has been there since the '60s. i went to city college and currently go to state. i bike, i walk, i use muni and bart. i sit on a few boards.
i sit on the ocean avenue community benefit district board. i also sit on the board for the powerhouse, which is a ten-year-old non-profit struggling to turn a beautiful historic victorian building if any art hub for the community. four years ago i suggested at a better neighborhoods meeting to establish the balboa park station plan that this cac be formed and tom radulovich, the bart director and the supervisor loved the idea and john implemented it and i have been guarding it and encouraging it since. and i would very much like to be part of it. i'm also here to take on behalf of nicole agbayani, who is the corridor manager for excelsior group who would make a great addition to the board. she is educated. she is working the excelsior to
better businesses, make it a safer place. i think that is all i have to say. thank you. >> thank you so much. next on the list we have veronica garcia, who we actually heard at our last rules committee meeting. and next we have nicole agbayani. i think, it looks in my notes she was not able to make it. you also heard henry kevane at our last meeting and next i will call up rita evans. >> thank you very much for this opportunity to come and express my interest in serving on the balboa park station citizens' advisory committee. i have lived in the area near sunny side neighborhood for the past 25 years.
and as a concerned citizen and representative of the sunny neighborhood association, i have been involved in attending meetings and responding on behalf of the neighborhood association to balboa park planning. i noted -- i wrote and submitted the neighborhood association's response to the draft eir noting in particular there was no mitigation for problems related to traffic and parkingle. i have attended the meetings related to the loop and avalon developments. i commute on bart every day and worked at uc berkeley at the institute of transportation studies. i have carpooled a few times, but i have taken bart daily and i'm very much able to represent the interest of the bart riders. i frequently walk in the neighborhood. i walk from my home to ocean
avenue to patronize the merchants on ocean avenue. in my work at the institute of transportation studies i manage one of the largest collection of transportation information in the country. i routinely provide access on transportation to transportation agencies and practicioners. pedestrians, bicyclists, land use, complete e streets and transit-oriented development. i have been active in the neighborhood association, including representing that group before meetings involving balboa park. i would welcome the opportunity to utilize my experience as a
member of the community advisory committee. >> thank you. next we have richard james hogan. and then after richard we have david mauroff. >> good afternoon board, how are you doing today? so i go to san francisco state university. i am treasurer of the pre-law society and i am vice president of students for economic justice. i use balboa park station aphid everyday. i believe that my familiarity
with balboa park station has come with me going to and from there everyday and will provide invaluable experience that will be beneficial to this committee. and that is about it. >> great. thank you, mr. mauroff and a plied only for seat 3? >> i would like to amend that to seat 1, muni riders' interest. >> thank you. would you still like to be considered for seat 3 as well? >> yes, i would. >> seats 1 and 36789 thank you, mr. mauroff and we have william walker. >> i'm sorry, that is mr. hogan. sorry about that. >> seats 1 and 36789 >> hello. i live about six blocks from balboa park and homeowner and have been in the neighborhood for about six years. we formed a group of
neighborhoods called the friends of balboa park playground. a lost family families with kids in the neighborhood that resulted in about a million mrs. dollars of renovations to balboa park. the playground, the skatepark and other improvements that have benefited our community. on behalf of the neighborhood and a homeowner and someone really interested in improving our community and making sure it meets everybody's needs. i have been involved on a social service level boys and girls club and have built partnerships to get things down and would love to use that experience. just our commitment to the neighborhood and community to serve balboa park.
>> thank you, mr. mauroff, you applied om for seat 3, would you like to amend that? >> i thought seat 3 was the most approximate. >> we heard from mr. walker already last week. so no need to hear from you again, but thank you so much for coming back to our second rules committee. at this time i will open up for public comment on this item. if you would like to come up and speak and if you came to our last rules committee, feel free to come up for public comment as well. two minutes. thank you. >> good afternoon. my name is reana shah robinson and i work at urban habitat and i'm here to speak in support of appointment of veronica garcia.
i have had an opportunity to know her through our boards and institutes and knowing the advocate that she is, i think the voice they she will bring will be committed to lifting up the voice of community. she has experience working with community organizations, community members, supervisors, as well as other decision-makes to make sure all voices are heard and lifted up and needs are met at the table. in terms of training that she is receiving through our institute, she is learning what it takes to be a really effective committee member. including parliamentary procedures and really understanding budgeting and how to work with staff. also policy implementation. and moving policy. i think in terms of the role that community advisory bodies play it's such an important one to make sure that the community is represented and i know that that is the interest that she is bringing and i think as a student at city college and now
san francisco state, as an organizer in both of those places and so many other areas, that is the voice she will bring in. so i would hope that you move forward with her appointment. >> thank you so much. >> good afternoon. i got a chance to get to know richard hogan in our time when i was living in the ingleside neighborhood near the balboa park station and we got to further development our relationship both as political science majors at sf state and we both had taken an active participation in some community groups. mestly at sf state. and in our time together i got a chance to see his work ethic and what he applies himself as. we took the l s.a.t. recently and w i think the board would
be delighted with his attitude and his effort he would part put form. >> is there any other public comment? if you did come to the last rules committee and if you want to speak at this time? >> my name wasn't on the agenda last time. >> i did present, but i received notice from the rules committee to come back and make it official. i grew up in diamond heights and i'm currently distribute district 11 and district 8 is where i was born. i'm pursuing this seat primely because of my connection as the student trustee for city
college of san francisco. we have 85,000 at city college of san francisco balboa park is the gateway to the city college and the surrounding communities and there needs to be more connection between the station and the community and making sure that when we are evaluating whether we're going to be redesigning the different buildings in the area around the balboa park station. that they support the needs not just of the community to make sure that pedestrians are safe and make sure traffic isn't overimpacted, but there are a lot of needs of students at city college of san francisco that aren't able to find housing. i personally didn't have housing for a period of time in
san francisco and if we're going to be look at redeveloping the area and making sure it's a safe place and if there is potential to create more of a high density neighborhood. so that people don't have to drive in the area. that that make it a better, safer, more walkable community considering we're a transit-first city. i have also worked in public transit and worked in the school district government. so i hopefully you kindly consider my appointment to seats 1, 2, 3 or 4. >> thank you, mr. walker. is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. [ gavel ] and again i know that supervisor farrell was not here at our last committee hearing. we did hear from mr. daniel weaver, miss veronica garcia, mr. henry kevane and mr.
william walker who just spoke again just now. so thank you to the other applicants who are here again today. supervisor campos. >> thank you, madame chair. and thank you to all of the applicants who have come out. and for your interest in serving the city and county of for instance. it's always hard when you have more applicants that you have seats. i think any one of these applicants would do a great job in this position. so it's unfortunate that we only have six seats for nine applicants. so my hope is that whatever happens if for some reason you are not celebritied or appointed that you will continue to be engaged. people's schedules change, and their ability to do this may not be there. so i would keep -- i would hope that people would remain involved. i do have a quick question through the chair to the city
attorney. is it possible if someone applied for a seat to appoint that person to a different seat at this point? or is that someone that would require us coming back? >> deputy city attorney john givner. he yes, if an applicant was listed on the agenda for any of these seats, you can mix and match. >> you can match and match. okay. >> i think at this time maybe we should start putting in some names forward. i did just want to speak to two of our speakers from last week. and that is mr. daniel weaver and miss veronica garcia and i would like to forward them for seats 5 and 8. i was really impressed with them and mr. weaver has had a long history both in the city of san francisco, but also in the neighborhood as well. i know is well-respected for
his work and his engagement. miss garcia is someone who i know is incredibly involved with several different organizations. and has been super active around youth and family issues and i think she would be well-served as well. i know she applied specifically for seat 4. so i will put her forward for seat 4. so i just wanted to nominate two. miss garcia for seat 4 and mrs. weaver for seat 5. >> okay. and if i may, madame chair, i would like to select two folks. david mauroff, who i have had the pleasure for working for many years for seat 3. and william walker as well and i don't know which seat that would be.
but you have nominated seats 4 and -- >> you know what why don't i put miss garcia on seat 8 with youth and families. i think mr. walker as a student at city college would be better suited for seat 4. >> i will do david mauroff for seat 3 and mr. walker for mr. seat 4. so we do have two more seats. supervisor farrell? >> given that i wasn't here last week i would defer to my colleagues. i was impressed by those who came out and spoke today and thank you. and mr. mauroff, i'm glad to see has been mentioned, but i am happy to defer to my colleagues for seat 2, i think mr. rita
evans would be great for the bart riders' interest, especially someone riding [pwa-rlt/] everyday to the east bay and i think you would be very well-suited to that see the. which only leaves one remaining see the, seat 1. >> again, i think any of these individuals would do a great job for see seat 1 and it's hard to choose, but i will say nicole agbayani for see the 1. >> we have a motion for nicole agbayani, the manager at the excelsior action group. so we have nominations for each of the six seats and it's
great to see such an interesting around the balboa station to make sure that we're dedicating the interest and attention that is needed. so i just wanted to again repeat the motion that we have before us. we have nicole agbayani for seat 1, miss evans for seat 2, mr. mauer yahoo for seat 3, mr. william walker for seat 4, mr. daniel weaver for seat 5 and miss veronica garcia for seat 8. we can forward that as a recommendation to the full board and do that without opposition. i want to thank our three other applicants that are here today. there will be to be a role and voice for us either as applying
for future seats or to be engaged in many of our other task force committees, thank you for being here. madame clerk if you could read item 3. hearing to consider appoint one member to the graffiti advisory board. there is one seat and one applicant. >> i believe the applicant is here, mr. [tkpw*-eurg/]. grgich. it's the same format as before. >> my name is michael grgich and i'm 17 years old and i go to gateway high school. it is in district 5 and i live in district 8. i believe that graffiti is an endemic problem in the city. i have been affected by it in my own personal property and my family has as well. and many people i know. while it's not a high-profile
problem that gets a lot of attention,ti think it's one that ought to be solved and one that will improve the quality of life of everyone in the city if it's solved. i use public transit pretty much everyday, both bart and muni and i see that muni in particular has been affected very heavily about this issue and i think that its service could be improved if it didn't spend so much money on graffiti abatement. i have attend the graffiti advisory board three times thank you. >> thank you so much i just wanted to clarify, i know you are applying for seat 12 and first of all it's great to have young people, young residents interested in serving and representing on behalf of the city. so i'm really glad to see you here. i'm a huge fan of gateway high school and the principal.
i just wanted to ask, you are applying for the seat that represents youth groups to provide services for juveniles involved in alternative programs for graffiti abatement and i wonder if the gate way green team does that as well? >> we have multiple members attending gaitway high school in our organization and we do tell people while we're particularly involved in environmental factors this is something that involves the city environment. and it's something that dirties the environment and we're involved in keeping a clean area in the school and city. while our impact isn't great we do give people an outlet to help their community rather than hurt it and we do teach them what kind of real impact it does have, both monetarily and to people and their quality of life. >> thank you.